Titanfall 3 was reportedly in development for ten months before it was turned into Apex Legends and scrapped, according to a former Titanfall and Call of Duty designer Mohammad Alavi who appeared on The BURNETTWORK YouTube channel to discuss the game.
"We worked on Titanfall 3 for ten months in earnest. We had the tech for it, and multiple missions going. But I'll make this clear, it was incrementally better, it wasn't revolutionary. The multiplayer team was having a hell of a time trying to fix the multiplayer because a lot of people loved Titanfall 2 is a very small number of people. It's cranked up to 11 and they burn out of it fast. We were trying to fix that."
Alavi then moved on to the reason that Titanfall 3 was canceled, stating:
"Then PUBG came out. We came back from break and we talked about it, and we were like 'We need to pivot'. We literally canceled Titanfall 3 ourselves because we were like 'we can make this game and it'll be Titanfall 2 plus a little bit better, or we can make this thing which is clearly amazing"
That thing that was clearly amazing is what turned into Apex Legends, but this news will disappoint a lot of fans that were hoping to see a sequel to a game that is commonly considered to have one of the best story modes of all time. With a lot of the talent behind Titanfall currently working on a new FPS, it's likely that we'll never see another Titanfall again.